Last night the Gordonston Garden Club was fortunate to hear from Stan Gray, a master Iris gardnerer. He grew up watching his parents Etheline and Charles create gorgeous blooms in Montvale, NJ.
After retiring to Savannah, he decided to research Iris varities that might do well in a very different climate. He is now a volunteer gardner at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens where he keeps an acre of Iris. He has been featured in Garden & Gun magazine and was recently published in Fleur-de-Lis, the official journal of Louisian Iris research.
Stan Gray speaks with neighbors about their successes
The always lovely Alice Henrick, president of the garden club, introduces the speaker.
Images from the original garden in NJ
Some of his successes in GA
His wife Sandy is in charge of the cottage garden at Coastal Georgia Botanical. You can contact either for tips and ideas.